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Escape the Ordinary & Boys Fort Layouts | Elsie Robinson

Escape the Ordinary & Boys Fort Layouts | Elsie Robinson

18 Sep 2017 0 Comments

Hi Pinkfresh fans, it's Elsie here! I'm really happy to be on the blog today and share two layouts I've made with the Escape the Ordinary & Boys Fort collections. 

Pinkfresh papers always have such unique and cool designs which are so inspiring! They're my absolute favourite scrapbook product, so let me talk you through how patterned papers inspired both of these layouts.

First up is my layout using the Escape the Ordinary collection.

The 'Explore' paper is one of my absolute favourite Pinkfresh papers of all time! As soon as I saw it I knew I has to hand-stitch around each triangle in colour-matching thread, so that's exactly what I did!

The thread gives some more definition to the pattern, but doesn't stand out too much and become distracting. This was an easy pattern to follow along with, so if you're new to stitching and want to give it a go on your pages, this is definitely the paper to get! 

The triangles remind me of mountains so I wanted to create a "scene" following on from that idea. I used the collection's stamp set and used some black ink to stamp the three tree/leaf stamps onto some of that gorgeous mint green paper. I fussy-cut them out and popped them along the centre line, to give the idea of a "horizon line".

I love the chipboard 'chase the sun' piece, and by sticking it behind a punched cloud makes it look extra cute!

I love the punch of black the feather cut file brings. I wanted something to connect and both halves of the page together, and the worked perfectly here. 

And of course I couldn't resist doing some tone-on-tone embellishing with some of the beautiful triangular puffy stickers. I also cut apart one of the phrase stickers so I could pop each part of the phrase onto an area with it's coordinating colour!

Here is my Boy's Fort layout:

For this layout I was inspired by the 'High Five' paper. I love the phrases within the shields and how wonderfully bold and graphic they look, so I re-create a giant shield of my own with an encouraging phrase: 'be your own hero'!

I loved the idea of including my photo within the shield, so to make it work with the shield's design, I cut my photo into a star shape. I don't experiment with different shapes and sizes of my photos and this is something I definitely need to do more of!

I created a banner to lay over the shield so I would have somewhere to pop my title. I used the chipboard alphas from the collection to spell the word 'hero'. I love that these alphas are different widths as it means you can get a really cool looking title with very little effort!

I also created a flag from one of the 6x6 papers so I would have somewhere to pop the first part of my title onto. I used the cardstock alpha stickers this time because they were smaller and I wanted an extra pop of green. 

I love this starburst background and the paper I used to back it, which was the 'Wowzers' paper which has an awesome grungy and faux-texture pattern. This starburst background really helps draw your eye to the shield, photo and title and gives this whole layout a fun and cartoon-y vibe !

And that's it from me today everyone, thanks so much for stopping by!

See you next month,


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